WE BUILT THIS CITY [JCINK] Nov 18, 2015 12:01:53 GMT -5
Post by ~Kristina~ on Nov 18, 2015 12:01:53 GMT -5
the muggleborn revolution was just the start...
the year is 2022 and much has changed in the wizarding world. pureblood privilege is a thought of the past (except for some former death eaters) and there is a new group fighting for recognition: squibs. for years, the wizarding world has passed of their children without magical power to the muggles, where they often feel no longer accepted into the wizarding world. however, squibs have begun to stick up for themselves, fighting for magical education so they may live in the world they grew up in. after two years of picketing, the ministry has allowed squibs to attend hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry, attending adjusted classes, such as "defense against the dark arts for squibs", etc. more and more squibs are coming out from beneath the carpet, excited to finally go to the school their families have been raving about for years.
however, not all is well on the home front. a group has risen up against squibs at hogwarts, called 'they who must not be named', placing pressure on pureblood students to join and fight against squibs as squibs simply try to adjust to their new environment. outside of hogwarts, things are going awry as well. the ministry is working hard to provide for the squibs, but many in high offices are fighting to get these new rights taken away. blackmail and bribery are common occurences in the ministry these days to either fight for or against the squibs, but the stakes are getting higher and higher. threats to families and loved ones have begun, all in the name of magic is might. many believe that resistance groups are going to start up another wizarding war.
It seems as if the squib predicament is not completely isolated to the Ministry and European Wizarding World alone. One of the earliest settlements of the United States of America—the Plymouth Colony—was founded by British squibs seeking to flee magical persecution. Under the guise of religious fervor, the British squibs donned the titles of “Puritan Separatists” and boarded the Mayflower with the intention of founding a new settlement in which magical and squib may live together in peace and harmony. The English monarchy was simultaneously approving charters and company explorations to settle muggles side-by-side with the disguised squibs—and soon enough, the United States of America was founded with a heavy population of mixed-blood magicals and many squibs. There is no doubt that squib rights within the magical network in the US have become far more advanced than those of their European counterpart.
However, as the squib movement gains ground in the European world, the American magical democratic government has decided to make an alliance with the Ministry. Said alliance was forged with the singular intention of promoting squib equality—and the Ministry has decided to oblige. Slowly, the squib rights movement is gaining more and more ground—but that comes with even more opposition. One thing is for certain, witches and wizards did build this city. but will the squibs conquer it?
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